SFU in the News

September 06, 2016

Below is your daily copy of Media Matters.
Provided by University Communications, Media Matters is a snapshot of Simon Fraser University in the news as of Tuesday, Sept 6, 2016.

SFU in the News

Healing the past is possible through dialogue, B.C. chief says
Vancouver Sun - September 03, 2016
The President’s Dream Colloquium, a series of speakers exploring justice, identity and belonging in the context of education for reconciliation kicks off  at SFU on September 8, 2016. This story also appeared in The Province and

Tips to ensure health and well-being for university students
Global News - September 05, 2016
SFU health promotion associate director Tara Black provides back-to-school health and well-being tips for university students. She also shares tips to help deal with back-to-school anxiety on CBC News.

Summer jobs
CBC News- September 06, 2016
SFU career and volunteer services manager Tony Botelho talks about summer jobs.

Freshman fables: notes to and from students starting university
CBC News- September 06, 2016
First year SFU students and their parents share their thoughts with each other about starting university.

Program seeks to create business-savvy scientists
Business In Vancouver - September 06, 2016
SFU biomedical engineering students Sujoy Ghosh Hajra and Careesa Liu started Score (the Surrey Collaborative Outreach and Research Experience program) to help improve scientists’ business skills.

Lost, found and shared: Indigenous language speakers on the rise
CBC News - September 02, 2016
SFU is offering an adult immersion Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language program beginning this fall.

Contract city: Vancouver animation bonanza rolls on, but with push for more proprietary work
Vancouver Sun - September 03, 2016
The Simon Fraser University and DHX Media Inc. DHX Co-Op Fund helps to develop future animators.

Surrey's Rig Dig program to close after funding cut
Vancouver Sun - September 05, 2016
A safety audit conducted by an SFU student intern Alex Dibnah on behalf of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association found more used needles are being discarded in downtown Surrey. This story also appeared in The Province and Surrey Now.

Opinion: B.C.'s climate plan is a public health failure
Vancouver Sun - September 05, 2016
SFU studies find that B.C.’s key industries will be among the hardest hit by climate change.

SFU Experts in the News

At a pivotal moment, Canada needs to hustle on clean energy
The Globe and Mail - September 05, 2016
SFU’s Clean Energy Canada executive director Merran Smith and policy director Dan Woynillowicz writes about the need for renewable energy in Canada.

First Nations’ traditional way of life good for ecology: B.C. study
The Globe and Mail - September 05, 2016
SFU archaeologist Dana Lepofsky comments on ancient indigenous villages in B.C.

Landmark private health care lawsuit heads to court
CBC News - September 05, 2016
SFU health sciences adjunct professor Karen Palmer comments on healthcare privatization. This story also appeared in the Toronto Star.

B.C. Federation of Labour's Irene Lanzinger says labour movement needs to be bolder
CBC News - September 05, 2016
SFU historian Mark Leier comments on the working conditions for Canadians.

Is B.C.’s foreign-buyers tax cooling Vancouver’s housing market? Too early to tell, say experts
Global News - September 02, 2016
SFU public policy professor Josh Gordon comments on Vancouver’s real estate market.

​What a Worst-Case Scenario Earthquake Would Look Like in Vancouver
Vice  - September 05, 2016
SFU seismic researcher John Clague comments on the potential effects of an earthquake in Vancouver.

Opinion: High schools put their athletes in danger
Vancouver Sun - September 02, 2016
SFU political science professor Anil Hira writes about the health consequences of playing sports.

Despite $135k Coquitlam cleanup, medical pot users' needs trump landlord rights: Health Canada
Calgary Herald - September 02, 2016
SFU criminology professor Neil Boyd comments on marijuana legalization in Canada.

Brett Ryan’s friends struggle to comprehend family’s slaying
Kitchener Post - September 03, 2016
SFU criminology professor Evan McCuish comments on the mentality of murderers. This story also appeared in Mississauga News, The Guelph Mercury Tribune and other media outlets.

Arts & Culture

20 things to do in Vancouver this week: September 6 to 9
Vancouver - Daily Hive - September 05, 2016
Love at Second Sight premieres at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on September 8, 2016.